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March 18, 2009 @ 10:03 am

An Acronym Correction: “BOGOHO”

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Update 10/30/14: This is one of my favorite old posts. Now that I understand my OCD and my literal nature, it makes sense to me that this would be one of my pet peeves . . .

Every time I see one of these Payless Shoes “Buy One Get One Half Off” commercials, I sigh in frustration.

BOGO means “Buy One, Get One”.  Not “Buy One, Get One Half Off”.  That, obviously, would be BOGOHO.  Why do they not realize that?

And, I suppose, a person who just can’t pass up every opportunity to buy one and get one half off might be called a BOGOHO ho . . . but that’s probably irrelevent in this argument.

*smirk*

8 Comments

  1. Comment by Davis:

    I think we should start saying BOGOHO. So much more annoying than BOGO, which drives my son crazy

  2. Comment by The Closer:

    Alleluhia – at last a common sense look at crappy marketing practises… BOGOHo Forever!

    Best Regards
    The Closer

    http://iloveclosing.wordpress.com/

  3. Comment by XOXO:

    thx 4 this i am doing a letter from a nut on this topic 4 english and this helped thx 🙂

  4. Comment by jesscharest:

    It’s so funny: I just thought of that exact same joke, a bogoho ho, and googled it to see if it existed and found this post. The internet is awesome.

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